BYU grad Jimmer Fredette has yet to shoot a jumper or his patented scoop shot in an NBA gym, but that doesn’t stop him from having an extremely large following and being one of the most anticipated NBA rookies.
It’s to no one’s surprise that Fredette is doing things his own way when it comes to his professional basketball debut as well.
Instead of waiting for the NBA pre-season to come around and suit up his No. 7 Sacramento Kings jersey, Fredette is organizing a pair of exhibition games in Utah next season, and it won’t just be Kings fans that get to see their rookies make their debut.
“I’m really looking forward to making my debut as a professional in front of the fans who have so passionately supported me during my time at BYU,” Fredette said in a statement. “This will be a fun opportunity to bring some other NBA draftees to Utah for the chance to play competitive basketball. I hope the community gets as excited for these games as I am.”
According to Dime Magazine, Kemba Walker, Kawhi Leonard, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas could be among the recent NBA draftees on the rosters of “Jimmer’s All-Stars.”
The rosters will be chosen in a draft style and announced next month.
If you’re in Utah, the first game will be at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on September 21. The second game will be a day later at the Marriott Center in Provo. Tickets range from $20 to $80.